I am a professional photographer who specialises in producing creative & contemporary landscape images (my 'signature' style is moody, atmospheric and minimalist black & white photographs).
My images have been published internationally as posters & greetings cards and have appeared in advertisements, books, magazines, newspapers & calendars across the world. Prints of my work have been exhibited in venues throughout the UK and have appeared on sets for both theatre and film productions. My work has also won awards in both national and international competitions.
I particularly enjoy writing & teaching about photography. As well as being a contributor to many of the major photography magazines in the UK and abroad I regularly give talks to photographic societies and other groups. I have run a successful workshop programme for several years encouraging and inspiring photographers of all levels from across the world.
I believe that a passion for the subject is an essential pre-requisite for a successful photograph. If the photographer feels ambivalent about whatever is seen through the viewfinder how can they hope to have any impact on those who see the final photograph? Communicating mood & emotion are my most important motivators for making images. I’ve never been overly concerned with technical perfection or producing an accurate pictorial record of a subject or a location. For me the heart of photography is to capture and communicate what I’m feeling, as much (if not more) than what I see at the time of releasing the shutter. If my photographs speak to the viewer on an emotional level then I have succeeded in my work.
2016 - 6 images shortlisted and 1 given an Honorable Mention in the Fine Arts category of the International B&W Spider Awards
2015 - 4 images shortlisted in the International B&W Spider Awards
2014 - 3 images shortlisted in the International B&W Spider Awards
2006 Winner of the ‘Places’ category and runner up in the ‘Inkjet Printer of the Year’ category of the ‘Black & White Photographer of the Year’ competition.
2003 Award Winner in the Royal Horticultural Society’s International Photographic Competition - ‘Tree & Shrub’ category.
2002 Award Winner in the Royal Horticultural Society’s International Photographic Competition - ‘Flower & Plant’ category.
2016 'Travelling Light' - Olympus Gallery, London
2015 - 2016 'Travelling Light' - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
2012 'Hebridean' (Group Exhibition) - Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
2010 'Light, Land and a Pinch of Luck' - Lockwoods Cafe Bar & Restaurant, Ripon, North Yorkshire
2009 'Time & Motion' - Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
2009 'Lensless Landscapes' - Silverprint, London
2009 'Mistakes We Kept' (a joint exhibition with David Tarn) - Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire
2009 'Lensless Landscapes' - Beyond Words, Edinburgh
2009 'Lakeland Light' - The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
2008/2009 'Presence VI' (Group Exhibition), Manor House, Ilkley
2008 ‘Duo Tones; The Art of Landscape Photography’ (a joint exhibition with David Tarn) – The Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
2008 ‘Lensless Landscapes’ – the Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
2007 ‘Lensless Landscapes’ – Gibson Mill (National Trust), Hebden Bridge
2007 ‘Lensless Landscapes’ – The Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
2007 ‘A Point of View’ – Newby Hall, Ripon
2006 ‘f138’ - The Treasurers House (National Trust), York
2006 ‘f138’ - Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton
2005 ‘Landscapes of the Spirit’ - RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate
2003 ‘Close Encounters’ - RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate